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 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

What I'd like to see...

THE BLUE LAGOON (1980) complete
CONAN THE DESTROYER (soon from Intrada)

 Posted:   Nov 4, 2013 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

The Blue Lagoon I thought might come out concurrently with Twilight Time's release of the film on Blu-ray with isolated score. Since that didn't happen who knows what the issue with it might be? But I do hope we get it, plus Basil's totally unreleased score for the sequel done many years later.

As for Starship Troopers and Robocop III, you may have noticed they are on the "Varese-owned" list at the beginning of my post...which means they are apparently off limits to anyone else and we may be holding our breaths for quite a while, waiting for them to get around to Deluxing them.


 Posted:   Feb 21, 2014 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'm pleased to be able to update this thread again, for what looks like a promising new series from BSX, The Basil Poledouris Collection. The first volume is a two disc set (for the price of one); here are the details:

I hadn't realized the existing release of Whale for the Killing was NOT the complete score, so it's exciting to be getting it! There's also a remastered Flyers as well as a score I'd never heard of before (and didn't include as missing in my original post): Behold Hawaii. Filling out the album are re-recordings of Poledouris themes to other films, which is a bit strange to me to mix in with OSTs, but I'll just think of them as bonuses...

I'm really looking forward to reactions to this new release and I eagerly anticipate more obscure gems on future releases.


 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 10:21 PM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)

If there are no rights issues, I hope the next volume contains Basil's SUMMER LOVERS, beyond the 2 tracks ("Sea Cave" and "Search for Lina") already included on the soundtrack LP.

 Posted:   Dec 29, 2014 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man -- the score is totally unreleased but I wonder if the existing soundtrack album (all songs) on Mercury Records would complicate release of this score. Otherwise, I think MGM owns the rights so this could pretty much come from anybody...Intrada, LLL, Quartet, Kritzerland, Music Box, MSM"
I honestly wouldn't buy a release of this and I'm a huge Poledouris fan!
Outside of a pleasant guitar Main Theme, most of the score is synthy/industrial sound design which doesn't make for a good standalone listen...IMO

"Nasty Boys, L.A. Takedown, Split Decisions, Intrigue, Island Sons, Prison for Children -- another few mysterious credits at Soundtrack Collector and/or IMDb...anyone heard (of) them?"
Prison For Children is a lovely score. I'd taped it direct off the telly back in the day and managed to get a tape of the score sessions later through my MFTM connections (good, not great sound). Fully orchestral and typical Basil sounding. Some moments remind me of early Horner in it's lightness.
Split Decisions is electronic, from what I recall, but has some catchy moments.
Amazons has a great score too!
I also have a soft spot for his Single Bars, Single Women TV score...also taped off the telly and later session tape supplied.

 Posted:   Dec 29, 2014 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I'm surely in the minority, but I strongly prefer Conan the Destroyer to Barbarian. I can't wait for the former's expansion.

I can *sort of* understand this based on the re-recordings (though I don't know how you get past all the reused music from Barbarian in Destroyer) but when Intrada puts out the original score recording I'll be flabbergasted if you prefer the Destroyer in a significantly more disappointing performance than the original one for Barbarian...


Agreed here. While the main title cue in Destroyer is AWESOME and in my opinion superior to that found in Barbarian, overall it is not as well-rounded, diverse, passionate, etc. as the original. And the quality of the playing and recording sucks. The orchestra sounds even more underpowered than it did in the first film. Just my opinion of course!

Long live those damn great rerecordings!

 Posted:   Dec 29, 2014 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

"Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life" was a 1992 TV movie produced by a company called Wittliff / Pangaea (its only known production)

Actually, Pangaea and (William D.) Wittliff were previously involved with another TV production scored by Basil Poledouris. You may have heard of it - it's called Lonesome Dove.

 Posted:   Feb 18, 2016 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I find myself with a mystery: L.A. Takedown"

Several online sources indicate Basil as the composer, but double checking the pilot movie (for a series that didn't take off), Tim Truman is indeed credited (as shown on IMDb).

So, I'm guessing that perhaps Basil was another victim of Mann's score tossing preoccupation. Maybe somebody here knows more about this. I did searches but didn't find an answer.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 12:46 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Time to update this thread! I had written:

"The Twilight Zone -- the 80's incarnation had great scores by almost as many beloved composers as Spielberg's Amazing Stories! They similarly came from both the old and the new guard: in addition to Poledouris, we had Robert Folk, J.A.C. Redford, Craig Safan, William Goldstein, a pre-TNG Dennis McCarthy, Robert Drasnin, and Morton Sevens! Maybe Intrada could tackle this series next and especially include everything Poledouris wrote for the show?"

Lo and behold, a three disc set with all four scores Poledouris wrote for the show (plus all seven Craig Safan wrote, and many other great ones!)

Fantastic release. And aside from the three William Goldstein scores and one of Dennis McCarthy's, *all premieres*


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